FBI bomb squad technician Donald Sachtleben is getting 43 months in prison for leaking information to the press. Other news sources are reporting this as a 12-year sentence, but that's because they're adding on the separate time for child porn. Regardless, that is quite a punitive sentence and it makes me wonder what's up. This seems to be the AP leak case that's been in the news regarding intelligence on AQ operations in Yemen.

A timeline says they got him four days after the AP story was published by coincidentally nabbing someone in Sachtleben's child porn network at that time, then going after him and coincidentally finding that his electronics could be identified as those that leaked the information to the AP. I wonder if this is one of the cases where the NSA collected intelligence for the police and left it to them to build a separate legal chain of evidence for the court case.

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